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Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Job title: Full Time / Part Time Clinical Psychologist needed in Canberra, ACT Location: Canberra, ACT Hours : Full Time Or Part Time...
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Permanent
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Job title: New Graduate Physiotherapist wanted in Gold Coast, QLD Hours: 40 Hours a Week (Flexible) Salary: $70K to $80K (Depending ...
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Permanent
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Job title: New Graduate Physiotherapist & Occupational Therapist wanted across NSW. Hours: 40 Hours a Week (Flexible For Part time) L...
North Parramatta NSW 2151
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Full Time
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Job title: Full-time Physiotherapist wanted in Fremantle, WA. Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: (Depending on Experience) Locat...
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Full Time
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Job title: Physiotherapist wanted near Bondi Junction, NSW Hours: 32 Hours Location: Near Bondi Junction, NSW The Organisation: Excellen...
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Our team is experienced in the assessment, management and prevention of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. We offer the same standard of assessmen...
Shepparton VIC 3630
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Our Private Practice has an exciting opportunity for an energetic physiotherapist to join our expanding allied health team in Mildura and surrounding ...
Mildura VIC 3500
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Flexible working hours, Support for professional development, Mentorship for new graduates, Opportunity for variety of clinical experiences,
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Part Time
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Job title: Part-time Female Physiotherapist wanted near Bankstown, NSW (For Aged Care) Hours: 20 Hour's a week Salary: $70- $80K (D...
Bankstown North NSW 2200
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Full Time
Posted Date:
18-Apr-2019
Job title: Full-time Occupational Therapist wanted in North Sydney, NSW (For Aged Care). Hours: 40 Hours a week Salary: $60K to $65K...
North Sydney NSW 2060
About Allied Health jobs in Australia

Find allied health jobs in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra and across all cities in Australia.


Purpose and Mission

Allied health professions are distinct from nursing, medicine and dentistry. Over 200 million health services are delivered by allied health professionals annually. They work with people of all ages and backgrounds and make a significant difference in improving their lives. Allied health practitioners work closely with doctors and nurses in a range of rewarding and diverse environments including hospitals, aged-care facilities, mental health centres, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, medical clinics, private clinics, and chemists.

Midwives are healthcare professionals who specialise in assisting women during childbirth, and with antenatal care, post-natal care and newborn health care.

Reports To

Most allied health professionals report to a head nurse or lead doctor, although the chain of command varies depending on the type of nurse and facility. Midwives tend to work independently and may not have a direct supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

More educated and experienced allied health professionals may have some supervisory responsibilities in terms of managing less-experienced members of the healthcare team.

Qualifications

Most allied health professions require training of one to two years, typically leading t a diploma or an associate’s degree.

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised body representing allied health professions in Australia. Most allied health professionals must be registered with theAustralian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in order to practise in Australia. This applies to those that are trained in Australia as well as overseas.

Responsibilities of Allied Health Professionals

Employment opportunities continue to grow within the allied health field due to Australia’s ageing population and greater awareness of issues surrounding health and well-being. Allied health careers include:

·   Sonographers·   Radiographers·   Physiotherapists·   Psychologists·   Occupational Therapists·   Dieticians·   Pharmacists·   Paramedics·   Chiropractors·   Dietitians·   Optometrists·   Occupational Therapists·   Orthoptists /Prosthetists·   Osteopaths·   Podiatrists·   Psychologists·   Social Workers·   Speech Pathologists·   Massage Therapists·   Naturopaths·   Chinese Medicine Practitioners·   Radiation Therapists

 

Allied health professionals are passionate about helping save lives, about helping people improve their quality of life, and educating the general public on relevant health issues and best practices. Along with doctors and nurses, allied health professionals are considered the third pillar of health care providers in Australia.

Key Facts about Allied Health Specialists

According to the National Health Workforce Data Set, there are approximately 126,788 registered allied health specialists that provide direct care to consumers across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. This list represents the number of registered allied health practitioners as of 2012:

  • 29,387 (23.2%) psychologists
  • 27,025 (21.3%) pharmacists
  • 23,934 (18.9%) physiotherapists
  • 4,307 (11.3%) occupational therapists
  • 13,376 (10.5%) medical radiation practitioners
  • 4,564 (3.6%) optometrists
  • 4,533 (3.6%) chiropractors
  • 3,885 (3.1%) Chinese medicine practitioners
  • 3,783 (3.1%) podiatrists
  • 1,729 (1.4%) osteopaths
  • 265 (0.2%) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners

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